Celebrate Swedish Midsummer at Lisa’s in Notting Hill. Dress code is strictly white. Flowers will be provided for your DIY Flower Crown. Sing a long, drink snaps and be merry on the longest day of the year – and dance the night away with live music.
Fritz Hansen reduces waist at the London Design Festival 2013
Taking place during the London Design Festival is teh OFF | CUT, an experimental, deployable structure that investigates the inventive re-use of Fritz Hansen’s material waste. Designed by Chung Tyson Architects and supported by the Bartlett Architecture Research Fund, OFF | CUT will be assembled and exhibited at Fritz Hansen’s flagship showroom in Fitzrovia.
To reduce waist is all in line with the Slow Living movement, one of the biggest trends for fashion, design and food. Do not miss this! See the exhibition 14 – 22 September at Republic of Fritz Hansen, 13 Margaret Street, London, W1W 8RN
Founded in 1872, Republic of Fritz Hansen™ is one of the world’s leading design manufacturers within premium furniture design. Fritz Hansen is renowned for its quality and collection of design icons through collaborations with some of the world’s most influential architects and designers; including Arne Jacobsen and Poul Kjaerholm. fritzhansen.com
Nordic Music at Ja Ja Ja Festival, Roundhouse London 8 Nov 2013
Ja Ja Ja and the Roundhouse in Camden London present some of the biggest names in Nordic music at Ja Ja Ja Festival, a new two-day event that will showcase the best of new Nordic music, film and food.
© Mew – mewsite.com
Mew from Denmark and múm from Iceland are among the first artists announced to play at the Ja Ja Ja Festival, a joint event and collaboration between Ja Ja Ja Music, the Roundhouse and Nordic Culture Fund.
Mew’s appearance at Ja Ja Ja Festival will be their first London show in over four years.
Playfully combining analogue and electronica sounds, múm gained global attention with their second album “Finally We Are No One” in 2002. Renowned for their stunning live shows, the Icelandic band is a must experience.
Tickets from £25. More details about the festival on roundhouse.org.uk
Happy Midsummer with BECKSÖNDERGAARD
Dearest reader. Hope you will enjoy the magic of the solstice midsummer night. Best wishes x
© Becksöndergaard SS13
The Fritz Hansen Ro Chair seen at Clerkenwell Design Week
Danish Modern at its best, the Ro Chair by Fritz Hansen, is launched. Currently exhibiting with a seperate pop-up showroom in conjunction with the Clerkenwell Design Week in London.
The Ro chair designed by Spanish designer Jaime Hayón, in subtle shades and elegant lines, provides a space for relaxation. It’s like a comfortable curved shell shielding from and giving a break from everyday stress.
© Go Scandinavian visiting the Fritz Hansen Pop-up Showroom in St Johns St at the Clerkenwell Design Week
About Fritz Hansen, also known as Republic of Fritz Hansen is a Danish furniture design company. Designers who have worked for Fritz Hansen include legends such as Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjærholm, Hans J. Wegner, and Piet Hein. Fritz Hansen also collaborates with contemporary furniture architects including Hiromichi Konno, Cecilie Manz and Kasper Salto.
Fritz Hansen to launch the Ro chair at Clerkenwell Design Week
The world-renowned Spanish designer Jaime Hayon has worked together with Republic of Fritz Hansen to create today’s answer to tomorrow’s easy chair. A chair where you can find room for your inner space and take a break from the hectic bustle of everyday life. The chair is called Ro and will be launched at Clerkenwell Design Week in London.
Time for reflection is a luxury in today’s world. We are all busy and always short of time to create a moment for quiet contemplation. The new easy chair springs from a desire to create a piece of furniture that offers an opportunity for reflection in our busy lives. However, Ro is much more than an easy chair. It’s a 11⁄2-seater where you can relax, change positions and have your newspaper, computer or child next to you and create a new comfort zone.
The design of the shell is elegant and simple, pleasing to both the eye and the body and offers the promise of tranquility in both its visual expression and its comfortable functionality. Furthermore, the form of the shell gives you the choice of being part of what goes on in the room or relaxing in your own private space.
Fritz Hansen’s design brief to Jaime Hayon was “… to create a comfortable seat for one person”.
Clerkenwell Design Week takes place in London 21 to 23 May 2013
Nordicana Show 2-day celebration of Scandinavian crime in London
The UKs first ever expo celebrating Scandinavian crime & thriller fiction & film is to be launched in London this June.
The Nordicana Show is a 2-day celebration of Scandinavian crime & thriller fiction and film, in association with Arrow Films’ Nordic Noir label the leading UK distributor of Nordic Noir on DVD and Blu-ray, and the global literary network English Pen.
Nordicana will play host to the stars of the hugely popular BBC Four TV series’ and best-selling authors with panel discussions, signings, exclusive screenings, talks, retail stands, books, DVD and Blu-ray, food and drink and much more.
The venue for this unique event will be the landmark Farmiloe Building in Clerkenwell, of the finest victorian architecture, was completed in 1868. The venue features an italianate palazzo-style frontage, executed in portland stone and polished aberdeen granite. Located in London, at the Smithfield end of St John street and a two-minute walk from Farringdon station.
Buy your tickets online, at nordicnoir.tv
Nora, a members club for Norwegian women in London
Nora offers Norwegian female professionals a place to meet, socialise and network in London. With monthly meetings with everything from guided tours in the city centre to interesting speeches the members always have something enjoyable to look forward to. The non profit organisation is open to new members, annual fee for 2013 being only £25. This covers light refreshments etc on the meetings. Additional fee may apply on certain events such a wine tasting and the Christmas dinner.
Nora creates an informal meeting place for Norwegian women abroad, where all are most welcome.
© Nora i London. From Nora’s April meeting, a London guided gaslight tour
© Nora i London. From Nora’s May 2012 meeting, a evening pre celebration of 17.mai
I’m of course a member of Nora. I find it really interesting, both to meet new and old friends but also the variety of events you normally would not attend on your own. It’s a great way to explore London together with other fellow Norwegian women. I highly recommend giving it a try. You can come along to one meeting to see if this is something for you.
The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 14th May 2013. Follow the Nora blog to find out more.
Talented Danish photographers exhibiting at Somerset House London
Offering a stunning snapshot of the world in 2012, the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition will present international contemporary photography from both professionals and amateurs in the fields of fashion, travel, wildlife, landscape, portraiture and current affairs. The opening weekend of the exhibition coincides with the World Photo London photography festival. As well as the opportunity to take a first look at the exhibition, visitors can participate in talks, debates and workshops hosted by expert photography practitioners over the weekend opening celebrations. See more about the awards at worldphoto.org
The Danish photographers Jens Juul and Klaus Thymann are shortlisted for the prestigious 2013 Sony World Photography Awards in the categorys ‘Portraiture’ and ‘Fashion and Beauty.
© Klaus Thymann, Denmark, Finalist, Fashion & Beauty, Professional Competition 2013 Sony World Photography Awards
©Jens Juul, Denmark, Finalist, Portraiture, Professional, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards
See more about the photographers and their work at klausthymann.com and jensjuul.com
The photographs can be seen at Somerset House in London from 26 April to 12 May 2013.
Opening hours: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays 10am-6pm Wednesdays & Thursdays 10am-9pm Saturdays & Sundays 10am-7pm. Tickets: £7.50 (£5 concessions) at somersethouse.org.uk
Norwegian Kjetil Haaland to exhibit at Piers Feetham Gallery London
The Norwegian artist Kjetil Haaland is to exhibit at the Piers Feetham Gallery in Fulham, London from the 29th April to 11th May 2013, after successfully exhibiting his paintings in Norway, Italy, Germany, Holland, England, USA and Monaco.
The Italian newspaper Il Tempo, described Haaland’s style as “Details as an Inspiration”.
Among Haaland’s latest paintings, inspiration is drawn from the architecture of the Mediterranean and of European cities and the history of sports. When it comes to the city pictures the different building facades are given special attention, often seen as reﬂections of the windows of the stores. Over the past years he has concentrated on reﬂections from areas of London.
See Window Reﬂections and other of Haaland’s paintings at the Piers Feetham Gallery 475 Fulham Road, London.